Personally i think there are more important issues for the club chairman to be addressing on "alex's course.
Number one should be personal safety, the number of times i have seen riders cutting out in front of cars at roundabouts is unbelievable, the riders obviously think that the car driver will be able to miss him if he keeps into the side or the driver can just slow down , all in a bid for a few extra seconds. Not only is this very dangerous for the rider it could also bring a lot of unwanted police attention if the driver (with good reason)decided to report the matter to the Police.
Still dont see how draughting is a club matter, when i do it tonight are you going to have me kicked out of the club? If some one from outside the club does it are we all going to boycott Alex's race night in protest? What real authority do you have except for your size 10 up the offenders butt!?
I think the main point is its not an open race, its great training night for those who ride open races and for them to judge how well they are doing and to many people take it too seriously....who cares if a nobody like me sits on your
wheel for a bit and is it really worth risking our life or prosecution at roundabouts and turns all for good training? We have had riders hitting cars and its only a matter of time before it happens again(It will probably be me now i have written this)
We should be looking at ways of making the night safer for us, encouraging more marshals(who could report all the above matters to Alex for a time penalty) would be one way.
=not you personally George but any one in general
And George is right, its about time we had a debate and a review of things. And just out of interest who was so offended they wanted you to raise the subject...was it Robert Stevenson who told me you sat on his wheel all night and only tried to pass him at the finish line?